Roger Tambellini Wins Nationwide Price Cutter Charity Championship
Aug. 16, 2005
Former Trojan golfer Roger Tambellini (1994-1997) won the Price Cutter Charity Championship earlier this week, posting a bogey-free 65 in Sunday's final round to finish at 21-under for a one-shot win at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Mo.
The victory came on the heels of a second-place finish last week when Tambellini fired rounds of 66-63-68-64 to earn his way into a playoff with Jason Gore, only to fall on the second playoff hole.
Tambellini's win included a birdie on 18, putting the finishing touches on his one-shot win over David Peoples and Steven Bowditch. Tambellini played solid all week, firing rounds of 65-70-67-65. The victory was his first of the 2005 season and complemented two other top 10 finishes and four other top 20 finishes.
In just two weeks, Tambellini has jumped from 40th on the money list to sixth. This week's win was worth $100,080, which brings Tambellini's 2005 total earnings to $245,443.
Not only did Tambellini earn his second Nationwide Tour victory (his first was at the 2003 Albertsons Boise Open), the PGA Staff also reported he had earned '...more than enough (money) to lock up a spot in the top 20 by the end of the year and thus guarantee him a return trip to the PGA TOUR in 2006.' Tambellini competed on the PGA Tour in 2004 and had his best finish at the Bell South Classic where he tied for 14th.